Leaked U.S. Army Plans For Re-Education Camps In America

“Political activists would be pacified to sympathize with the government”–US Army Internment Manual


by Paul Joseph Watson


[Note:  On this 4th of July, we need to remind ourselves that not everyone is our enemy and that, even if we may have differences with figures such as Alex Jones, who spends surprisingly little time addressing the role of Israel in 9/11 and the threat posed to the world by Zionism, he and his colleagues still make many contributions of enormous value, such as this one, which I am reprinting from 3 May 2012 to remind us what we are up against and why we need to keep our real enemies in focus and spend less time attacking our imperfect allies.]

A leaked U.S. Army document prepared for the Department of Defense contains shocking plans for “political activists” to be pacified by “PSYOP officers” into developing an “appreciation of U.S. policies” while detained in prison camps inside the United States.

The document, entitled FM 3-39.40 Internment and Resettlement Operations (PDF) was originally released on a restricted basis to the DoD in February 2010, but has now been leaked online.

The manual outlines policies for processing detainees into internment camps both globally and inside the United States. International agencies like the UN and the Red Cross are named as partners in addition to domestic federal agencies including the Department of Homeland Security and FEMA.

The document makes it clear that the policies apply “within U.S. territory” and involve, “DOD support to U.S. civil authorities for domestic emergencies, and for designated law enforcement and other activities,” including “man-made disasters, accidents, terrorist attacks and incidents in the U.S. and its territories.”


Domestic “Civil Support” Operations


The manual states, “These operations may be performed as domestic civil support operations,” and adds that “The authority to approve resettlement such operations within U.S. territories,” would require a “special exception” to The Posse Comitatus Act, which can be obtained via “the President invoking his executive authority.” The document also makes reference to identifying detainees using their “social security number.”

Aside from enemy combatants and other classifications of detainees, the manual includes the designation of “civilian internees,” in other words citizens who are detained for, “security reasons, for protection, or because he or she committed an offense against the detaining power.”

Once the detainees have been processed into the internment camp, the manual explains how they will be “indoctrinated,” with a particular focus on targeting political dissidents, into expressing support for U.S. policies.

The re-education process is the responsibility of the “Psychological Operations Officer,” whose job it is to design “PSYOP products that are designed to pacify and acclimate detainees or DCs to accept U.S. I/R facility authority and regulations,” according to the document.

The manual lists the following roles that are designated to the “PSYOP team”.

  • - Identifies malcontents, trained agitators, and political leaders within the facility who may try to organize resistance or create disturbances.
  • - Develops and executes indoctrination programs to reduce or remove antagonistic attitudes.
  • - Identifies political activists.
  • - Provides loudspeaker support (such as administrative announcements and facility instructions when necessary).
  • - Helps the military police commander control detainee and DC populations during emergencies.
  • - Plans and executes a PSYOP program that produces an understanding and appreciation of U.S. policies and actions.

Remember, this is not restricted to insurgents in Iraq who are detained in prison camps – the manual makes it clear that the policies also apply “within U.S. territory” under the auspices of the DHS and FEMA. The document adds that, “Resettlement operations may require large groups of civilians to be quartered temporarily (less than 6 months) or semipermanently (more than 6 months).


Historical Significance of Internment Camps


The historical significance of states using internment camps to re-educate detainees centers around the fact that it is almost exclusively practiced by repressive and dictatorial regimes like the former Soviet Union and Stalinist regimes like modern day North Korea.

We have exhaustively documented preparations for the mass internment of citizens inside America, but this is the first time that language concerning the re-education of detainees, in particular political activists, has cropped up in our research.

In 2009, the National Guard posted a number of job opportunities looking for “Internment/Resettlement Specialists” to work in “civilian internee camps” within the United States.

In December last year it was also revealed that Halliburton subsidiary KBR is seeking sub-contractors to staff and outfit “emergency environment” camps located in five regions of the United States.

In 2006, KBR was contracted by Homeland Security to build detention centers designed to deal with “an emergency influx of immigrants into the U.S,” or the rapid development of unspecified “new programs” that would require large numbers of people to be interned.

Rex 84, short for Readiness Exercise 1984, was established under the pretext of a “mass exodus” of illegal aliens crossing the Mexican/US border, the same pretense used in the language of the KBR request for services.

During the Iran-Contra hearings in 1987, however, it was revealed that the program was a secretive “scenario and drill” developed by the federal government to suspend the Constitution, declare martial law, assign military commanders to take over state and local governments, and detain large numbers of American citizens determined by the government to be “national security threats.”


The NDAA Reinforces these Objectives


Under the indefinite detention provision of the National Defense Authorization Act, which was signed by Barack Obama on New Year’s Eve, American citizens can be kidnapped and detained indefinitely without trial.

Read a portion of the Internment and Resettlement Operations manual below.

The following portions of the document make it clear that the policies apply “within U.S. territory” (as well as abroad in countries like Iraq and Afghanistan) and that domestic federal agencies are involved.

RELATED: Yes, The Re-Education Camp Manual Does Apply Domestically to U.S. Citizens

Paul Joseph Watson is the editor and writer for Prison Planet.com. He is the author of Order Out Of Chaos. Watson is also a regular fill-in host for The Alex Jones Show and Infowars Nightly News.

Jim Fetzer

A former Marine Corps officer, Jim Fetzer has published widely on the theoretical foundations of scientific knowledge, computer science, artificial intelligence, cognitive science, and evolution and mentality.

McKnight Professor Emeritus at the University of Minnesota Duluth, he has also conducted extensive research into the assassination of JFK, the events of 9/11, and the plane crash that killed Sen. Paul Wellstone.

The founder of Scholars for 9/11 Truth, his latest books include The Evolution of Intelligence (2005), The 9/11 Conspiracy (2007), Render Unto Darwin (2007), and The Place of Probability in Science (2010).

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  1. captain obvious  July 9, 2013 at 5:34 am

    “psyop products” can be anything from doping the food to injected chemical lobotomies.
    I’ve seen what LSD overdose does to people, having known a few who’d done exactly that.
    I’ve seen what a vegetarian diet, lack of sleep and busywork can do for programming too.
    some folks are damn solid, pacification would probably mean execution..
    thats how evil these freaks really are, making plans for all this.
    a danger to themselves and others belongs in psych wards, not positions of power.
    real psych evals would likely remove most of them very quickly,
    but to them, of course, this is all just “crazy talk”, right?

    they dont even need to be present for their psych evals,
    a review of their public records can stand as evidence or proof very easily.
    psychopathic, megalomaniacle, paranoid, inconsistent, untrustworthy, hipocritical, incompetent, sociopathic, treasonous, overmedicated or substance abuser, and many other terms or categories,
    I doubt that even 10% of em would pass, is about what the congressional approval rating is too!
    (which also serves as near proof all these “elections” are rigged!)

    these same critters approve WE pee in a cup for a job flipping hamburgers,
    exempt themselves from doing the same for a job requiring so much more.
    they approve us being jailed or otherwise punished if we fail to pay taxes,
    or using inside information in the stock market, but THEY are exempt?!
    yeah, I think some real psych-evals could go a long way,
    once deemed some kind of mentally deficient, every “law” they’ve passed,
    could be completely nullified as the workings of a bunch of insanity puppets.

    “hahaha look what I signed into law when ya’ll were celebrating New Year’s eve!”
    no one in their right mind would approve what it contains, let alone sign it..
    they’ve closed “mental institutions” for patient abuse, so why not DC?

    • captain obvious  July 9, 2013 at 5:49 am

      another subject that Alex Jones covered a few years back, corruption.
      cities, counties, even states, have CAFR’s, comprehensive annual financial reports.

      everything that is deficit COST, gets thrown into “the budget” set of books,
      anything profitable goes into the (obscured!) comprehensive annual financial report.
      they use tax money to invest and WE arent shareholders getting dividends..
      anyone else running two sets of books would be up to their neck in trouble with the IRS.
      hiding the profittable, “see see our budget NEEDS federal funding”..
      as the feds buy more control and influence at the local level for it, DUH!
      its very similar to the bankster bailouts we all screamed NO to.

  2. Shallel  July 5, 2013 at 8:45 pm

    “Alex Jones, who spends surprisingly little time addressing the role of Israel in 9/11 and the threat posed to the world by Zionism, he and his colleagues still make many contributions of enormous value, such as this one, which I am reprinting from 3 May 2012 to remind us what we are up against and why we need to keep our real enemies in focus and spend less time attacking our imperfect allies.”

    This is important, Jim. I value so many who have done great work on recent events; Alternative Media, independent bloggers, whistle-blowers and activists have been throwing themselves at the gears of this evil machine, at great risk to themselves. There are too many to list; we know the names.

    Sure everything is not always as it seems with some, and each have their own strengths and weaknesses, but we must not let details and power brokers divide us. It makes us weak.

    We have a common enemy who wishes to do, and has done us harm. They are masters of disguise and deceit, so we must be very discerning.

    It’s truly heartening to see thousands of awake and aware people peacefully protesting Bilderberg this past June. I suggest reviewing some of the great footage at We Are Change’s Youtube Channel.

    Thanks for posting these, I’m off to read Olga’s Article.

    Blessings to you, VT and it’s excellent journalists, and all those doing what they can
    to spread their truth and defeat the nefarious plans of selfish, vile men and women.

  3. Gerry Kraut  July 5, 2013 at 3:07 pm

    To Peter K. Joneleit above

    Peter, I have been doing a lot of thinking on certain matters, different matters than you are concerned with, and I am afraid and much surprised, that I come with the same conclusion in things you mention in your comments.
    I will find your site and do a bit more studying there. Take care.

  4. Gerry Kraut  July 5, 2013 at 2:58 pm

    What hurts the most, is … that your own people … in some obscure uniform …. will come to get you. That hurts.
    That´s what broke the back of the German people during NAZI time. Your heart will not want to believe it.

    • Gerry Kraut  July 5, 2013 at 3:14 pm

      it paralizes you !!!!!

    • captain obvious  July 9, 2013 at 4:41 am

      Exactly what they DONT think about.

      Some “officer” many miles away, will be doing the same to their own friends and family.

      Government handing itself more power never gives that power away, ever.

      These stupid goons don’t think about what they are handing to their own kids;
      they seem to think they and their friends will be magically exempt?

  5. Excalibur  July 4, 2013 at 4:47 pm

    Jim – what we need is our own operation Gladio.

    • NavyBrat  July 4, 2013 at 7:00 pm

      I came across the following post on another web site that I suspect has CIA connections. It was written as part of a Jihadist manifesto – although I believe the author may have meant it as a cover for public consumption. If the worst comes to pass, then all the following points are quite valid. Substitute “Patriot” for “Brother” or what ever other term is used. Most of these points were developed by the Resistance in Occupied Europe during WW2. Learn them now – it could save lives later.

      Currency and Documents
      Financial Security Precautions:

      Dividing operational funds into two parts: One part is to be invested in projects that offer financial return, and the other is to be saved and not spent except during operations.

      Not placing operational funds all in one place.

      Not telling the Organization members about the location of the funds.

      Having proper protection while carrying large amounts of money.

      Leaving the money with non-members and spending it as needed.

      Forged Documents (Identity Cards, Records Books, Passports)

      The following security precautions should be taken:

      Keeping the passport in a safe place so it would not be seized by the security apparatus, and the brother it belongs to would have to negotiate its return (I’ll give you your passport if you give me information)
      All documents of the undercover brother, such as identity cards and passport, should be falsified.
      When the undercover brother is traveling with a certain identity card or passport, he should know all pertinent information such as the name, profession, and place of residence.

      The brother who has special work status (commander,communication link,…) should have more than one identitycard and passport. He should learn the contents of each, the nature of the indicated profession, and the dialect of the residence area listed in thedocument.

      The photograph of the brother in these documents should be without a beard. It is preferable that the brother’s public photograph on these documents be also without a beard. If he already has one document showing a photograph with a beard, he should replace it.

      When using an identity document in different names, no more than one such document should be carried at one time.

      The validity of the falsified travel documents should always be confirmed.

      All falsification matters should be carried out through the command and not haphazardly (procedure control)

      Married brothers should not add their wives to their passports.

      When a brother is carrying the forged passport of a certain country, he should not travel to that country. It is easy to detect forgery at the airport, and the dialect of the brother is different from that of the people from that country.

      Security Precautions Related to the Organizations’ Given Names:

      The name given by the Organization to the brother should not be odd in comparison with other names used around him.

      A brother should not have more than one name in the area where he lives the undercover work place.


      Definition of Bases:

      These are apartments, hiding places, command centers, etc. in which secret operations are executed against the enemy.

      These bases may be in cities, and are then called homes or apartments. They may be in mountainous, harsh terrain far from the enemy, and are then called hiding places or bases.

      During the initial stages, the Military Organization usually uses apartments in cities as places for launching assigned missions, such as collecting information, observing members of the ruling regime, etc.

      Hiding places and bases in mountains and harsh terrain are used at later stages,from which Jihad groups are dispatched to execute assassination operations of enemy individuals, bomb their centers, and capture their weapons. In some Arab countries such as Egypt, where there are no mountains or harsh terrain, all stages of Jihad work would take place in cities. The opposite was true in Afghanistan, where initiallyJihad work was in the cities, then the warriors shifted to mountains and harsh terrain. There, they started battling the Communists.

      Security Precautions Related to Apartments:

      Choosing the apartment carefully as far as the location, the size for the work necessary (meetings,storage, arms, fugitives, work preparation).

      It is preferable to rent apartments on the ground floor to facilitate escape and digging of trenches.

      Preparing secret locations in the apartment for securingdocuments, records, arms, and other important items.

      Preparing ways of vacating the apartment in case of a surprise attack (stands,wooden ladders).

      Under no circumstances should any one know about the apartment except those who use it.

      Providing the necessary cover for the people who frequent the apartment (students,workers, employees, etc.)

      Avoiding seclusion and isolation from the population and refraining from going to the apartment at suspicious times.

      It is preferable to rent these apartments using false names, appropriate cover, and non-Moslem appearance.

      A single brother should not rent more than one apartment in the same area, from the same agent, or using the same rental office.

      Care should be exercised not to rent apartments that are known to the security apparatus such as those used for immoral or prior Jihad activities.

      Avoiding police stations and government buildings.Apartments should not be rented near those places.

      When renting these apartments, one should avoid isolated or deserted locations so the enemy would not be able to catch those living there easily.

      It is preferable to rent apartments in newly developed areas where people do not know one another. Usually, in older quarters people know one another and strangers are easily identified, especially since these quarters have many informers.

      Ensuring that there is has been no surveillance prior to the members entering the apartment.

      Agreement among those living in the apartment on special ways of knocking on the door and special signs prior to entry into the building’s main gate to indicate to those who wish to enter that the place is safe and not being monitored. Such signs include hanging out a towel, opening a curtain, placing a cushion in a special way, etc.

      If there is a telephone in the apartment, calls should be answered in an agreed-upon manner among those who use the apartment. That would prevent mistakes that would, otherwise, lead to revealing the names and nature of the occupants.

      For apartments, replacing the locks and keys with new ones.As for the other entities (camps,shops, mosques), appropriate security precautions should be taken depending on the entity’s importance and role in the work.

      Apartments used for undercover work should not be visible from higher apartments in order not to expose the nature of the work.

      In a newer apartment, avoid talking loud because prefabricated ceilings and walls [used in the apartments] do not have the same thickness as those in old ones.

      It is necessary to have at hand documents supporting the undercover member. In the case of a physician, there should be an actual medical diploma, membership in the medical union, the government permit, and the rest of the routine procedures known in that country.

      The cover should blend well with the environment. For example, selecting a doctor’s clinic in an area where there are clinics, or in a location suitable for it.

      The cover of those who frequent the location should match the cover of that location. For example, a common laborer should not enter a fancy hotel because that would be suspicious and draw attention.

      See more at: http://www.tbrnews.org/?p=735#more-735

  6. DaveE  July 4, 2013 at 3:39 pm

    Terrific piece, if I can use that word for something exposing a truth so depressing and evil.

    My advice: Think locally, make whatever plans you can in your own locale. Know where the enemy lives. Know where the power stations are, the water facilities. Stockpile food and weapons, more than you need for your good-hearted but unprepared neighbors.

    Most of all, try to educate the cops as to the nature of the enemy. They will be our best friends, if they awaken in time.

    I think your first paragraph sums it up…….. better to make allies than argue about the little stuff. It’s almost ALL little stuff, too.

    • CoJonesGrandes  July 5, 2013 at 5:08 pm


      If you stockpile food, make sure you remove all bar codes as the government can find your food stores by scanning for these.

  7. lawrencedickerson  July 4, 2013 at 3:33 pm

    We have watched this program being planned and developed especially since Hurricane Katrina where the DHS began building massive numbers of prison facilities for such an internal uprising along with the procurement of billions of rounds of ammunition, weapons, drones and any amount of needed materials necessary to implement such an operation.

    We as free citizens are obliged to defend our constitution should it be threatened within or outside our borders. At the present time our biggest platform of enemies is within our elected officials, corporate leaders and financial entities and their minions. Like it or not we need to be prepared. That includes a supply of cash for emergencies. ,,,,,,,

  8. mommyplayer  July 4, 2013 at 11:49 am

    If they put all of us together in a camp wont we be able to organize better? I dont think it is safe to house this group together, unless in solitary units. So maybe that’s what all the hollowpoints are for and they leaked this so we wont think we will be killed on the spot?

    • Chandler  July 4, 2013 at 12:28 pm

      Yes, but don’t say that too loud. They are very hesitant to begin their quest due to the amount of weaponry out here in the private sector. There have been tons of weapons sold since this president began speaking of taking guns. With military threatening non-compliance, the citizens being well armed and more prepared every single day, and the last three hoaxes have failed miserably to frighten any of us into submission, plus, combining their own blundering with far too many local sheriffs voicing their defiance and instead honoring our Constitutional right to bear arms for protection against such governmental onslaught, I think they’ve stopped and thought a little about what they are doing. I don’t think they want us together, guarded by foreign soldiers. They are in deep doo-doo, and they now it. They’ve bitten off more than they can chew and they now it. They too have children and families. Their children are just as important to them as ours are to us. They want to see them again like we want to see ours. This will resolve, in time when they come to their senses. Watch!

  9. sweetliberty  July 4, 2013 at 10:00 am

    When the world has finally had enough of America, is this when these plans will come into effect?

    Who will care about the American people and what happens to them when the state is completely shunned?

    Has this been the orchestrated plan all along?

    America will go dark and in the cover of this darkness the planned gulags will be enforced, as the rest of the country is locked down in some shape or form?

  10. ethanallen  July 4, 2013 at 9:52 am

    Well Jim,

    I would suppose that those of us who read VT certainly are suspected dissidents but those who write for VT are self-admitted dissidents.

    • epieye  July 5, 2013 at 9:18 am

      Reeducating the VT writers may require special education techniques; like these:

      Evil doers beware!

    • Jim Fetzer  July 5, 2013 at 9:27 am

      This is some kind of sick joke, right? There is no problem with VT writers. Unreal!

    • mommyplayer  July 5, 2013 at 12:32 pm

      He might mean that the SSG guys want to reeducate the dissidents in that way, but it didnt really work as reeducation at AbuGraib. I think it may have been a compliment to VT.

  11. Chandler  July 4, 2013 at 8:34 am

    I am sure we are not the ones in need of being re-educated. One man cannot have such unalienable power. One man cannot do these things without the cooperation of many others. Obama has never been the kind of president that has had any respect for our unalienable rights. He doesn’t have an unalienable right to lie.

    There are over 300 million people in this country, and I believe we out number them.

    All of this info is hard to digest, but at least VT is trying to get it across to everyone who can read, and comprehend. It is hard to believe an American president could with coop, and would do the things this guy is doing. But after Bush/Clinton/Bush, anything is possible…and after the last 23 years it is probable that it will. Thanks Mr. Fetzer.

  12. Ann  July 4, 2013 at 8:17 am

    Will the camps be staffed by Americans or foreigners? It is important to separate those of our own kind who are on the take, and foreigners who have no attachment to us and are only in it for the paycheck.

    • Jim Fetzer  July 4, 2013 at 8:29 am

      There are plenty of unemployed Americans who could do the job:

      “From America to Amerika: The End Game” (with Dennis Cimino)

    • Ann  July 4, 2013 at 10:04 am

      Follow the money. Funds allocated for their paychecks and those who authorize force are the ones behind this. Chances are if things go wrong they will run like rats to another country then return when the coast is clear. Or so they hope. This time the coast will never be clear and they should make haste to their foreign hideouts. Now. There is no guarantee that the other countries will really cooperate, either. For now they probably have to, or it’s not worth it for them to kick up, but that could change. Also unemployed Americans pushing other Americans around for nothing will not end well. It would be better for them to join forces with those whom they would corral into gulags.

      I think that if this comes to pass the vermin will use the same Bolshevik tactics that worked so well before, with the exception of the Cristeros. But the world has changed, they no longer have the veil of complete secrecy, and in order for the lockdown of Americans to be successful they have to be sure that the military, intel, spec ops, LE, etc., will turn in all their weapons and submit to imprisonment and worse. I can’t see them doing that. Not at this point anyway. And they can get away with terrorizing civilians for a while but if they tick off the aforementioned types enough they will get more than they ever bargained for.

      The vermin are essentially cowards, and stupid ones at that. The fact that they are still using the Bolshevik handbook indicates that they never planned for pushback. This will make them dangerously desperate, and they will act out their inner cornered rat routine, but that in turn only confirms their stupidity.

      When I was in school and first learning about Revolutions, we learned that in order for one to be successful two things had to be controlled–information and transportation, and that the more important one is information. That’s their two Achilles’ Heels and they need absolute control. Without those they have to use their brains and they have none. Neither can they fight, hence the destruction of the population that knows very well how to fight. That’s how all the other societies were terrorized and controlled until such time as the sewer rats had them formed to their liking and service. After that the corruption of everything else through lies is easy.

  13. mommyplayer  July 4, 2013 at 11:59 am

    If they raid our 401K plans there will be alot of folk with nothing left to lose. We will have our own army of suicide bombers. But then those guys wont go out in public. We need a disgruntled insider or two to do the job perhaps. The 4rth of July terror alert by FBI may be a dud but it still bully tactics. That they can do it to us any time they want and they know that we know that they know that we know its been them all along. Its really going to take people ready to give up their lives in large numbers to start an onslaught of resistance and be backed up by a sizable portion of the population. Is that what happened in Egypt? Cant be sure but if our Embassy is really leaving then we cant be the ones behind it.

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